Norwegian Air cabin crew strike October 2019 – January 2020

Last updated on October 9, 2019

Norwegian Air cabin crew is planning to go on strike on separate dates during the period from October 2019 till January 2020. Predicted a number of delayed or cancelled flights at Paris CDG airport due to strike.

French unions UNAC (Union des Navigants de l’Aviation Civile) and SNPNC-FO (Syndicat National du Personnel Navigant Commercial), whose members are Norwegian Air cabin crew at Paris CDG airport, announced a strike warning.

When Norwegian Air strike will take place?

The strike will take place on different dates during 14 October 2019 until 5 January 2020 period. It is clear that flight delays and cancellations won’t be an exception during these dates.

The unions have already discussed their problems with Norwegian Air in April when they announced a strike threat, but it seems both parties did not manage to come to agreement.

What to do if my flight is delayed or cancelled due to Norwegian Air strike?

First of all, you should double-check if your flight was definitely delayed or cancelled in order not to be late to the flight in case it will operate as scheduled. Secondly, you should contact Norwegian Air to provide you with an alternative flight in case of cancellation. Furthermore, after waiting for your flight more than 2 hours, the airline must provide you with food and drinks, telephone call and the internet, accommodation and transfer if you have to wait for your flight overnight.

Each passenger may receive up to 600 euro flight compensation if the flight delay or cancellation occurred because of Norwegian Air or any other airline strike. Air passenger may receive flight compensation under these conditions:

  • The strike must be organized by the airline employees. 
  • The arrival at the final destination must be 3 or more hours late than it was planned.
  • In case of cancelled flight, the airline must inform you about cancellation less than 14 days before departure.
  • The flight must depart from the EU (but only with EU based airlines) or arrive at the EU.
  • The flight reservation must be confirmed.

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